The Russian occupiers at the Zaporizhzhya NPP provoked an environmental disaster. The actions of the Russians will lead to the sea of thousands of tons of fish.
This is reported by "Energoatom".
As a result of the shutdown of the NPP power units, warm water does not enter the cooling pond. Due to this, the water temperature dropped to about +13 degrees.
Energoatom explains that two types of fish live in the pond - thermal water therapy and Asian catfish, which were introduced about 25 years ago to ensure environmental cleanliness. The fish perform a certain sanitary function, destroying green algae and keeping the cooling tubes of the turbine condenser clean.
"Under favorable conditions, when the temperature in winter never fell below +18 degrees, fish multiplied. So if the water temperature in the cooling pond does not rise in the near future, about a thousand tons of dead fish will be washed ashore," the report says.